(1 × 50’) Channel 4
STRAND: Football Stories
Narrator: John Miche
Producer: Natasha Carlish
Director: Michael Clifford
Film Editor: Paul Jarvis
Executive Producer: Sunandan Walia
Remember Italia ’90? Remember Euro ’96? Remember the penalties? Stuart Pearce, England’s No.3 for a decade and a half, certainly does. He missed one of the penalties which meant England lost. For the first time on television, Pearce, accompanied by his wife and football’s elite, takes us through the highs and lows which have shaped England’s footballing history.
Stuart ‘Psycho’ Pearce was christened in the mid 80’s, whilst at Nottingham Forrest – so called for his aggressive play and a “deranged commitment” to the cause. Pearcy is the stuff of legends. Initially keeping on a day job whilst playing top flight football, he became a hero amongst the fans and is perhaps one of a dying breed. Contributors include Bobby Robson, Terry Venables, John Barnes and others.